Earlier this week over 200 people packed into the lecture theatre at Plas y Brenin to hear our Director talk on ‘Rethinking Rewilding’. Conservationists, farmers, ecologists and many others, all together in one place, looking at how people and land relate to each other.
The central argument is that farming and conservation bring a sense of purpose to the landscape that can’t and shouldn’t be erased. In these islands landscapes are made by people and nature is woven into that same fabric. If rewilding is to mean something it needs to reflect and respect those truths, a task which will take time and patience.
With both feet firmly on the ground, the Snowdonia Society has put together its response to Welsh Government’s consultation on the future of farming in the Brexit world we may soon be entering. The changes ahead are likely to have dramatic impacts on many areas of farming and wider land management.
You can read our submission to the Sustainable Farming consultation here: Cymdeithas Eryri response Sustainable Farming and Our Land final.